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The First Steps in Cleaning Up After a Hurricane

In the aftermath of a hurricane, it is easy to get overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. The most important thing homeowners and business owners can do initially, however, is basic clean up. Taking care of this task sets the stage for the more extensive repairs that will likely be needed, and clean up will make it safe to return to one’s home or business.

DownedTreesDowned trees will likely need to be removed in order to restore full access to a property. In removing trees, it is particularly important to make sure they are not touching power lines. If a tree is touching a power line, it is wise to make sure the utility company moves the line before sawing the tree into pieces and moving it. Waterfront properties in Virginia or Texas may have suffered damage to their docks from fallen trees. After the trees are moved, Waterfront Construction and Design can help repair these structures.

After access to a property is restored through the removal of fallen trees and other debris, it is important to clean the interiors of buildings if they have been soaked with rain. Pull up wet carpet so that mold does not have a chance to grow. Drain standing water in the boathouse to prevent damage to boat dock construction. Virginia residents with docks will want to contact Waterfront Construction & Design so that the company’s engineers can determine what kind of further repairs may be necessary.

It is important to wear gloves, long pants, and closed toed shoes while cleaning up debris. Sharp edges and unseen hazards will be abundant, including splinters and exposed nails from debris. Give us a call should you need any assistance.

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